Organized in 1882, the Columbia College Alumnae Association is one of the oldest in the country with approximately 15,000 members. Every semester there are opportunities for you to get involved with recruitment, mentoring, scholarships, hosting local events, campus activities, and more.

Contact us at 803.786.3765 or email ccalum@columbiasc.edu.

Alumnae Association

Executive Committee

The Honorable Kay Daniels West ’97 | President

Lisa Kennerly Livingston ’91 | President-Elect

Dr. Elaine Kirby Ferraro ’70 | Vice President

Amber Nix ’10 | Secretary

Carol Stackhouse Hall ’74 | Necrologist

Anna Lybrand Boyle ’65 | Member-at-Large

Katherine “Kathy” Graham Leland ’67 | Member-at-Large

Erin Gilreath Carlson ’04 | Member-at-Large

Charlotte Stackhouse Broome ’75 | Immediate Past President

Alumnae News & Information

Class News

Tumpy Creech, Class of 1956, and John are in a Retirement Community. They are very proud of their children and grandchildren's accomplishments. 

Gail B. Thomas, Class of 1962, has fond memories of living in Aiken.  She is very proud of her daughter, Sheri Thomas Clemons '91.  Sheri writes a blog for City Tourism which can be found on Visit Aiken website.

Barbara Guerry, Class of 1964, and Art are enjoying retirement.  They like spending time with their family, working in the garden, remodeling their home and cruising around the world.

Betsy Nunnery, Class of 1972, is retired from teaching- She enjoys playing tennis and going to the gym.

Sallie James, Class of 1979, has been enjoying spending time in her yard, doing cross-stitch, needlework and sewing.  She has been out of the classroom since 2002.

Annie R. McKnight, Class of 1986, moved to California after graduation to pursue a career in acting.  She was the first place winner in "America's Funniest People" and is currently in the cast of The Grieving Widows' Auxiliary.  

Shavone D. Gadsden, Class of 2007, married Matthew Rivera on March 2, 2018.   They live in Summerville with their dog Sasha Fierce.

Alumnae and Friends of the College who have passed away

Dollie Younts, Class of 1951, of Fountain Inn, SC passed away on July 20, 2018.

Hazel Goodale, Class of 1951, of Collierville, TN passed away on June 28, 2018.

Evelyn Fritz, Class of 1946, of White Rock, SC passed away on July 1, 2018.

Penny L. Gantt, Class of 1996, of West Columbia, SC passed away on November 5, 2014.  We learned of her passing in July 2018.

Mary Smith, Class of 1948, of Swansea, SC passed away on November 12, 2016.  We learned of her passing in July 2018.

John F. Davenport, Class of 2002, of Andrews, SC passed away on April 7, 2017.  We learned of his passing in July 2018.

Helen E. McGough, Class of 2000, of Lexington, SC passed away on October 1, 2017.  We learned of her passing in July 2018.

Mary Chaplin, Class of 1949, of Lexington, SC passed away on November 8, 2017.  We learned of her passing in July 2018.

Marjorie Pierce, Class of 1981, of Columbia, SC passed away on December 17, 2017.  We learned of her passing in July 2018.

Linda Davidson, Class of 1960, of Georgetown, SC passed away on December 19, 2017. We learned of her passing in July 2018.

Edith Vincent, Class of 1944, of Anderson, SC passed away on March 20, 2018. We learned of her passing in July 2018.

Lellan L. Smith, Class of 1942, of Blythewood, SC passed away on June 13, 2018.

Barbara Hayes, Class of 1960, of Charleston, SC passed away on July 8, 2018.

Daisy Rippy, Class of 1945, of Nashville, TN passed away on June 28, 2018.

Mary Price Kapp, Class of 1963, of Columbia, SC passed away on June 21, 2018.

Deborah C. Styles, Class of 1985, of Summerville, SC passed away on May 14, 2018.

Honor Roll of Donors

Lost Alums